What is Leg brace?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Therapeutic brace

A leg brace is a device used to immobilize a joint or body segment, restrict movement in a given direction, assist movement, reduce weight bearing forces, or correct the shape of the body.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Foot drop 25 12
Improve mobility 16 14
Fatigue 7 7
Multiple sclerosis 3 0
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 2 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
7
Moderate
1
Mild
8
None
4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Leg brace

Side effect Patients
Atrophy of calf muscles 1
Atrophy of leg muscles 1
Balance problems 1
Feeling hot 1
Heavy sensation in legs 1
Numbness 1

Show all 9 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Leg brace

Dosage Patients
daily 7
as needed 2
twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Leg brace

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 7
Did not seem to work 5
Course of treatment ended 2
Side effects too severe 2
Doctor's advice 1
See all 14 patients who've stopped using Leg brace

Duration

Currently using Leg brace

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 7

Stopped using Leg brace

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 4
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 16
Usually 4
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 9
A little hard to take 7
Not at all hard to take 4
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2 patient evaluations for Leg brace

Jul 1, 2009 (Started Sep 06, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 1, 2008 (Started Nov 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage:
Advice & Tips: get them early and start doing exercises thru physical therapy asap

  • 0 helpful marks
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